“Shocked” If Bucs Don’t Draft QBMarch 4th, 2014
If it isn’t clear by now to the Mike Glennon Mob that the Bucs’ braintrust, including general manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith, are not anointing Mike Glennon starting quarterback, then Joe isn’t sure what to say.
While both Licht and Lovie are quick to point out they believed Glennon did good things last year in less than idyllic conditions, neither thinks his 13-game sample size was enough to stamp Glennon as the leader of the future.
Besides, neither Licht nor Lovie drafted him. They didn’t invest anything in him.
NFL Network draft analyst and all-around good guy Charles Davis is pretty certain if a top-rated quarterback is still on the board when the Bucs draft at No. 7, the Bucs will call a quarterback’s name and that very well could be some guy named “Manziel,” Davis told Joe’s good friend Justin Pawlowski of 987thefan.com.
“I don’t see how they could turn that down,” Davis responded when asked if the Bucs will take one of the top three quarterbacks, if available, with the 7th selection. “If one of those quarterbacks is there (at 7), I’d be shocked if the Bucs didn’t jump on one of those guys. They’d love one of those quarterbacks. I think they’d be in shock if one of them were available with the 7th pick.”
Even if the Bucs dip their toe into free agency at quarterback, there isn’t a reliable starting QB available, even if said signal-caller beat out Glennon. Michael Vick can’t stay healthy for 16 games and Joe just might go screaming into the woods if the Bucs start any quarterback with the last name of “McCown.”
So if Licht and/or Lovie are not convinced Glennon is their guy, signing Vick or McCown really is nothing more than patchwork.